At XMandarin we don’t only want to help you learn our language but also our culture. Probably you have seen many times people playing Chinese Chess in the street or in a park. This game is called Xiàngqí (象棋) and it is one of the most popular pastimes in China.
Xiàngqí is a two player game which resembles a war between two armies. Similar to international chess the game ends when one player captures the other players’ king and in this case; the general. The Xiàngqí board represents a battlefield with a ‘palace’ on each side and a ‘river’ in the middle of the board. The game is played around these places with pieces that have their own unique movement. This means you need a solid strategy and flexible thinking to win the game.
This month, if you come to our front desk to ask information about our courses, we will give you a Xiàngqí, so you can learn this authentic local game and have fun with your friends. Maybe, after some practice, you can even go to a park and beat one of the experienced players!
If you book one of our courses this month we also have another discount offer for you. There is a dartboard at our front desk where you can throw a dart and get a discount on the course you booked. We hope to see you soon at our front desk!
For more information, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
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